Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (740)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

740. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the full name and make-up of the entity listed as the bidder and-or consortium in section A General Information, 4.1 Bidder information on page 13 of the national broadband plan pre-qualification questionnaire; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30650/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The full name of the Lead Bidder as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is Granahan McCourt Dublin (Ireland) Limited.

In addition to the Lead Bidder, the Granahan McCourt bid includes a number of other Bidder Members.

Bidder Member is defined in the Project Information Memorandum and includes:

- the Bidder

- members of the Consortium and shareholders (if different); and

- entities that were relied upon by another Bidder Member in its Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Response, to demonstrate its economic and financial standing, or its technical and professional capability.

An entity can therefore be a Bidder Member without having a proposed ownership or equity role (for example, there are key subcontractors that are also Bidder members).

The Granahan McCourt Bidder Members are set out as follows:

- Granahan McCourt Dublin (Ireland) Limited as lead bidder and provider of equity

- Tetrad Corporation and McCourt Global LLC as entities whose resources were relied upon in the PQQ Response

- Enet as a key subcontractor

- Kelly Group as a key subcontractor (Kelly Comms with reliance on resources of Kelly Communications Group Limited and Kelly Integrated Limited)

- Actavo (Ireland) Limited as a key subcontractor

- KN Networks (Ire) Limited as a key subcontractor.